The Bedouin Tent at St. Ethelburga's Centre

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St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London, EC2N4AG Show map
Liverpool Street Station (250 yd)
Nick H.

Nick H.

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Restaurants are limited to takeaway only
Wedding are limited to 6 only
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About this space

-- LIVESTREAMING FACILITIES AVAILABLE --

--NON-COVID CAPACITY: up to 28 --

--LATE EXTENSIONS UNTIL 2 AM AVAILABLE--

The Tent at St. Ethelburga's Centre is a unique space located just a stone's throw from the thoroughfare of Bishopsgate and Liverpool St. Station. A 16-sided structure, made in Saudi Arabia and covered in woven goat's hair, the tent is a peaceful space ideal for meetings, workshops/training events and, along with the stunning garden courtyard - a real oasis in the City!

It is carpeted and fully heated, with a range of atmospheric lighting options. The tent is circular with cushioned bench seating around the edge. There are no tables in the tent and people are asked to remove their shoes before entering.

The undercover glass foyer that overlooks the courtyard may be used for refreshments or to lay out items on a table.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTES:

- Currently, alcohol is strictly not permitted at any event.

- Maximum of 30 people in the Nave or 7 people in the Tent (the “Tent” includes the glass foyer and courtyard). If booking both spaces, maximum numbers are 30 in total while still respecting the 7 maximum in the Tent (incl. foyer and courtyard).

- With the exception of those in your own household or support bubble, we require visitors to keep a 2m physical distance at all times, masks are also required unless exempt.

- To facilitate track and trace, anyone entering the building will need to provide details on the door either through the NHS app and QR code, or manually.

- The kitchen will be reserved for staff use only. Our standard light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits can still be be ordered.

- All guests will be required to sign a declaration stating they have no symptoms and agree to abide by the rules of the Centre. Temperature checks will also be in place.


Capacity

Standing
up to 7
Dining
up to 7
Theatre
up to 7
Boardroom
up to 7
U-Shaped
up to 7
Classroom
up to 7

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.
Tuesday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.
Wednesday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.
Thursday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.
Friday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.
Saturday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.
Sunday
8:00 – 22:00
from £200–£400 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £200 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £400 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 17:00
from £200 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £250 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £200
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £250
Large Business/Corporate: From £350

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Please note alcohol is not currently permitted on site.

Cancellation policy

Other

The venue has not provided a cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.


Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Flipchart
Natural light
Fully Heated
Dimmable Lighting
Courtyard Garden
Foyer Area
Livestreaming Facilities
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ
PA system / music speakers available

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTES:

If you book an event on a date where physical distancing is not expected to be required, but then these measures are reintroduced or are still in place come that date and your event can no longer go ahead in any capacity, St. Ethelburga's will refund your deposit and any further payment minus a 5% admin fee.

CURRENT POLICY
- Currently, alcohol is strictly not permitted at any event.

- Maximum of 30 people in the Nave or 7 people in the Tent (the “Tent” includes the glass foyer and courtyard). If booking both spaces, maximum numbers are 30 in total while still respecting the 7 maximum in the Tent (incl. foyer and courtyard).

- With the exception of those in your own household or support bubble, we require visitors to keep a 2m physical distance at all times, masks are also required unless exempt.

- To facilitate track and trace, anyone entering the building will need to provide details on the door either through the NHS app and QR code, or manually.

- The kitchen will be reserved for staff use only. Our standard light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits can still be be ordered.

- All guests will be required to sign a declaration stating they have no symptoms and agree to abide by the rules of the Centre. Temperature checks will also be in place.

OTHER RULES:

- No Smoking (including outside areas):
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly not permitted in any part of the courtyard garden or side ramp, as well as inside. If you wish to smoke please do so in the alcove to the left of the front main entrance.

- No Helium Balloons

- No Smoke Machines

- No Confetti/Streamers/Petals:
These decorations, and similar, are prohibited in all parts of the venue inside and outside.

- No Shoes in Tent:
We kindly ask all guests and organisers to remove their shoes before entering the Bedouin Tent.

- No Candles in Tent Itself

- Set-up and clear-up time is included in the booked slot:
The space will not be accessible before this time.


Reviews and ratings

4.8

(99 reviews and ratings - read all)

V
Venus Souls
December 2019

I love this place. It’s like a place out of Arabian nights and it’s the perfect setting for my Ho’oponopono meditation nights. Will be my monthly full moon hangout from now on. Thanks team!

A
Alexander Marfo
December 2019

Really hospitable individual saw that all our needs were met. Hassle free booking process Really unique space with a lot of character

Only minor negative is that i ordered uplight's but the remotes to adjust the colours weren't available.

D
David Ripert
November 2019

Very unusual and exotic. Comfortable and immediately calming and grounding. Team loved it.

Always a risk of construction/noise coming from the busy Bishopsgate area, which was the case for us. The tent is solid but you will get some level of noise disruption if that's the case. Paid for coffee but it was just hot water and instant coffee.

G
Gregory Klerkx
November 2019

Perfect place for our event

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-- HYBRID EVENT AND LIVESTREAMING FACILITIES AVAILABLE --

St. Ethelburga's Centre is a stunning venue situated near Liverpool Street. It provides a fantastic combination of intimacy and grandeur with original 14th century arches providing the backdrop to the main space. Destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993, it has been rebuilt with modern features and offers a unique and memorable space for any event. It is equipped with fast WiFi and has an in-house projector and sound system available in the main space.

The Bedouin Tent is a circular space, ideal for meetings and away-days, intimate gatherings and workshops, while the Nave offers a spectacular space for larger events.

We can offer catering from light refreshments right up to a fully staffed service. Or, for if you are an individual or small charity, simply bring your own and use our kitchen.

This is a place like no other!


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £400
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